Gov’t Bows to Pressure, Accept to Release Shs 35.2bn to Enhance Doctors Allowances!

Musasizi said, government wants to ensure that all interns and senior medical officers receive their payments before Christmas.

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The State Minister for Finance, Henry Musasizi, informs Parliament this week.

Finally Government through the ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development has accepted to release Shs 35.2 billion to cater for allowances and salaries for the medical interns and senior medical officers.

The State Minister for Finance, Henry Musasizi, informed Parliament this week.

Musasizi said, government wants to ensure that all interns and senior medical officers receive their payments before Christmas.

This comes after the medical intern doctors decided to protest demanding that government fulfils its promise to increase their pay from Shs 750,000  to Shs 2.5 million.

Musasizi assured MPs that government will release the funds to meet the demands of the doctors.

Accordingly, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the minister for Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance [ICT] said that government will consider whether to rescind the decision to fire the interns in a meeting on December 17.

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